Wednesday, December 12, 2012
She said on a radio show that Americans must study Islamist texts just as those who studied Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' in World War II.
Minnesota's Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, accused Pres. Barack Obama of trying to "lift up the Islamists," and impose Sharia, Islamic religious law. She also criticized the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by saying they are silencing any speech in opposition to Islamist movements. Bachmann made the statements Saturday against Obama and Clinton on a conservative radio show, Jan Markell’s radio show, with radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger.The full audio of the show can be found here. Bachmann said Obama and Clinton are "taking away people's ability to be able to speak" and that "it is game over because then all of the power and authority has been given …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A week after getting embroiled in controversy with some allegations against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann hopes to team up with the Democrat on Medicaid reform.
Less than two weeks after she questioned her fellow Minnesota U.S. Representative's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Monday in St. Michael, MN that she's hoping to team up with Rep. Keith Ellison on Medicaid reform. In a meeting with St. Michael business owners, Bachmann said she was looking to do bi-partisan work to end Medicaid fraud. "Minnesota is the poster child for Medicaid fraud. If we're going to have a system, we need a system that works for the poor. Right now, it's not working. I've been in communication with Rep. Ellison and hope to work with him on this issue," she said. Bachmann added that the reform would largely help more people in Ellison's district, but would assist people in hers. "If it…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The congressman told MInnesota Public Radio, 'It's time for her to just stop it and hopefully apologize' for claiming federal officials have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison's demand for an apology comes after amid heightening tensions between the two Minnesota representative, with Bachmann adding Ellison to her list of federal officials responsible for "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, July 20, 2012
On CNN, Ellison told Anderson Cooper what Bachmann said to Glenn Beck is untrue.
In the video clip at right, Michele Bachmann accuses Keith Ellison of "a long record" of association with the Muslim Brotherhood—a claim Ellison flatly denies in the video clip at left. A brewing conflict between the two members of Congress from neighboring Minnesota districts got personal Thursday, as Bachmann directly tied Ellison to her claims of "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood. Here is an excerpt from a transcript of the Bachmann's interview with Glenn Beck: REP. BACHMANN: And they call for Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital, not Israel’s capital. They call for the demise of Israel and the demise of the United States. They believe in civilization, jihad, which is to come into the United …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In new letter to Bachmann, Ellison says she "rehashes ... anti-Muslim Web sites." She responds in statement: "I will not be silent."
Update (2 p.m. Wednesday): U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann fired back this afternoon in the ongoing war of words with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison over her charges of Muslim Brotherhood "penetration" into the federal government: “The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State—and the follow up letter I wrote to Rep. Ellison on July 13—are unfortunately being distorted. “I encourage everyone, including media outlets, to read them in their entirety. The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for …